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    Where are you riding today??

    Enquiring minds want to know...

    Shorts sleeves only please. Maybe even sleeveless. Today we will know just how long these days are now.

    If you're not riding today, we need to have a talk.

    I'll be at Los Gatos east side with the homies.

    photos please,
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    Marin Headlands after work, hopefully the fog isnt even a thought and I can catch a killer sun set. In shorts and tshirt of course!

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    depends on what time I get home, I am gonna try to take the skinny tires (shhhh) around san felipe/metcalf.

    been dying to ride more since I freed from the books last saturday.

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    6:30 @ Kennedy hill earning myself a free pair of socks
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    Free pair of socks? I'll probably up St. Joe's for a quickie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Enquiring minds want to know...

    Shorts sleeves only please. Maybe even sleeveless. Today we will know just how long these days are now.

    If you're not riding today, we need to have a talk.

    I'll be at Los Gatos east side with the homies.

    photos please,
    francois
    After work Im heading home to get some much needed sleep. The Sharks game last night has taken its toll on me, or was it all the beer I drank, and the lack of sleep. Well anyway guess Ill be having a talk with ya.

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    To Talk or Ride?

    I still haven't decided. The rest feels good but I may show up for some socks, if my Innovader is in a forgiving mood.

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    i just rode around tamarancho, pam's blue ridge and cascade canyon. awesome day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    6:30 @ Kennedy hill earning myself a free pair of socks
    Aren't you that roadie who already scammed me for some socks?

    I'll bring your roadbikereview socks!

    "de pain, de pain"... That's what Tattoo will be saying as y'all singlespeed that hill later.

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    Roadie!!! ACKKK!!!! Not me

    I'm the bald dude with tattoos that was on the 04 S-Works Enduro last Kennedy ride This time I'll be on a greeny Surly....it's gonna be all good....for about 2 miles - then I lose my smile

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Aren't you that roadie who already scammed me for some socks?

    I'll bring your roadbikereview socks!

    "de pain, de pain"... That's what Tattoo will be saying as y'all singlespeed that hill later.

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    To and from home and work.

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Enquiring minds want to know...

    Shorts sleeves only please. Maybe even sleeveless. Today we will know just how long these days are now.

    If you're not riding today, we need to have a talk.

    I'll be at Los Gatos east side with the homies.

    photos please,
    francois
    I rode the roadie in today. Always a good time. I just went and got a Thia chicken salad on my bike as well for lunch.

    Living the good life....

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    I went to Santa Teresa this morning. Big Larry and jorgemonkey and Fast Eddy recommended a great route. I can't believe there is that much singletrack there. Great place. eVerything is green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Medic
    I went to Santa Teresa this morning. Big Larry and jorgemonkey and Fast Eddy recommended a great route.
    Nice, eh? It's a funny place. It's either really great (about 20%), or too muddy, or too hot.

    What ever happened with the 4-22 trailwork? Larry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    After work Im heading home to get some much needed sleep.
    What? I hope that means you're closing early to get a nap before the ride tonight. Don't make me ride alone with Chum. He scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I'll be at Los Gatos east side with the homies.
    Starting and ending on Kennedy, right? I almost wimped out and brought a geary. Almost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    What? I hope that means you're closing early to get a nap before the ride tonight. Don't make me ride alone with Chum. He scares me.

    I wish that is what I meant, Id love to ride. Last night I had too much fun, atleast thats what I heard.

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    Work schedule allowing, I'll try to make my way up Mission Peak.
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    I'm gonna make a run up alpine>monte bello, if I get outta here in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Nice, eh? It's a funny place. It's either really great (about 20%), or too muddy, or too hot.

    What ever happened with the 4-22 trailwork? Larry?
    If you learn to wait a few days of sun, you can avoid the mud. I ride in the morning before work so it's not too hot for me either. So ST is a great place for me (outside rainy winter).

    Seems you missed my trail work report on the other thread, starting at post 53. With your new promotion, you must be working too hard to read much MTBR anymore?

    I'm got some bug that put me behind a gear with Zorg last weekend - lots of aches that turned out wasn't just from swinging the pick axe on the trail work. But I'm going up Kennedy with the group anyway. I can always turn around and let gravity take me down it I get too weak (but I won't).
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    What, is it sunny in the valley or somethin?

    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    After work Im heading home to get some much needed sleep. The Sharks game last night has taken its toll on me, or was it all the beer I drank, and the lack of sleep. Well anyway guess Ill be having a talk with ya.

    Sean
    Overcast and gray in Watsonville, I wanna ride but I'm burnt from work, and lack of sleep too. I watched the Sharks game last night on TV. I don't really watch hockey but when SJ is in the playoffs you gotta jump on the bandwagon. Between the Sharks, NBA playoffs, and American Idol my thumb was sore from flipping the picture in picture button back and forth.

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    Riding a 40 miler with a group of about 15 guys and gals outside of Turlock. We'll try to keep the average above 20 since it's just a few rollers.


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    Rode 20 miles on the ROAD this morning, Oakland to Walnut Creek via the canyons, will ride home a similar route, but probably go longer and do either the Flats around San Pablo, or go up Wildcat to Skyline on my ROAD bike.

    Sorry, couldn't help it.

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    doing some session in da hood.

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    Nice form.

    I'm not looking forward to the ride when he starts being faster than everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Enquiring minds want to know...
    I hit the gym after lunch... ride report with photos will be posted at:

    http://forums.stationarybikereview.com/

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    ... and if we just ... You would laugh...

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    This time I'll be on a greeny Surly....it's gonna be all good....for about 2 miles - then I lose my smile
    Better to lose that rather than your lunch. Now I know why you all call that section at Ord "Hurl Hill".

    Here's my story: Just finished the build on the commuter bike last night, so went for a ride this morning about 3 miles, and 10 this evening. ('72 Peugeot Record du Monde w/ some pimp parts on it, I'll post a pic later when I slap some knobbies on it-so I don't get harassed.)

    oh, and "Yes, I was wishing I had the SingleSpeed.I just weighed the two rides, the 1x1 actually ended up 1lb less than the Antique w/ pimped parts-sucks huh? Maybe it was a subtle hint from the Surly Gods.
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    Nowhere baby..

    but took a real cool tour of the port of oakland..

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    Nisene this afternoon

    from the house up Aptos Creek Road to Santa Rosalita and down a different way......
    Velcro!!!!!!!! Baby!!!!!!
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    Can't say

    Nite Ride....

    Rode the 26" SS up the hill from my house, found some single track... got turned around by missing trail (big chunks of hill missing... damn rain) ended up by steam trains... ya know, along the Side... Oh! what a ride!
    I got lost
    got a burrito, went home. ate. drank. i'm merry.
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    Arastradero 4/26

    Made a quick trip to Arastradero. Bautista past A-lake on up to Meadowlark, fed back down Meadowlark. Back up to lake, then west along Roble and down Wild Rye. The very short 300 feet or so of Wild Rye has eight water run off .dips. that made this section exciting at speed, albeit brief.

    Note: As of 4/27, Wild Rye, Woodland Star, and BOWL LOOP are re-opened.
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    Great ride as usual. About 10 people

    Singlespeeders were:
    Chum, Mini-Mae, Crashmaster, Fast Eddy, Menso (fixed gear)

    Mechanicals were:
    Flat tire - Menso
    Broken chain - Menso
    No front brake - Menso
    No brakes at all and walking down 3 miles - Menso
    Stopped heart - Fast Eddy

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    more photos....
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    Nice....

    No riding for me until my father gets outta the hospital. May need a mental break at some point. Haven't turned a pedal for about 3 weeks. Just drift into this site every now and then for a fix or two.
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    Looks like you guys had a great time out there. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    Is that a weekly ride for ya'll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Great ride as usual. About 10 people

    Singlespeeders were:
    Chum, Mini-Mae, Crashmaster, Fast Eddy, Menso (fixed gear)

    Mechanicals were:
    Flat tire - Menso
    Broken chain - Menso
    No front brake - Menso
    No brakes at all and walking down 3 miles - Menso
    Stopped heart - Fast Eddy

    fc

    I didnt see your name listed with the SS folk, you rode with gears?
    Sounds like Menso could'nt catch a break. Ill be there next week. In bed at 7:15 and slept till 6 am this morning. I feel much better today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Medic
    I went to Santa Teresa this morning. Big Larry and jorgemonkey and Fast Eddy recommended a great route. I can't believe there is that much singletrack there. Great place. eVerything is green.
    Did you start from the IBM lot? What's the route? I recognize most pictures except the first pic. Where is that one? I'm planning to do ST this week and route recommendation would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    Looks like you guys had a great time out there. Thanks for sharing the photos.
    Is that a weekly ride for ya'll?

    Yes, weekly now, 6:30 at the Kennedy trailhead, followed by burritos at Andale's in downtown LG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    I didnt see your name listed with the SS folk, you rode with gears?
    Sounds like Menso could'nt catch a break. Ill be there next week. In bed at 7:15 and slept till 6 am this morning. I feel much better today.

    Sean
    Yes, I did the big bike. That was just painful climbing. The descent was so fast though. I was going too fast for my reaction times, initialy. Next week I'll take the cross bike.

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    Does anyone ride at Fremont Older or Stevens Canyon?

    I do a couple of loops at Fremont Older after work for a quick ride. Park in the dirt lot before the reservoir. Decent steep climb up from there. The single track is mediocre at best, but it's better than nothing.

    What's the status on Stevens Canyon trail? It's very nice back there.

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    Nice day in the Monterey Bay. Sun popped out an hour ago. Glad I rode my knobbies to work. Will hit a few trails (Fort Ord West Side) on my way home to lunch. Then jump on to my roadie back to work. After work take the rec trail in to Monterey then back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCTreeHugger
    Does anyone ride at Fremont Older or Stevens Canyon?

    I do a couple of loops at Fremont Older after work for a quick ride. Park in the dirt lot before the reservoir. Decent steep climb up from there. The single track is mediocre at best, but it's better than nothing.

    What's the status on Stevens Canyon trail? It's very nice back there.

    Stevens Canyon trail is closed because of a landslide near the bottom.

    I ride Fremont older a couple times a week from my house (golf course side). What do you look like... so I can say hi. I'm on a green singlespeed or cross bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Stevens Canyon trail is closed because of a landslide near the bottom.

    I ride Fremont older a couple times a week from my house (golf course side). What do you look like... so I can say hi. I'm on a green singlespeed or cross bike.

    francois
    I ride a black LightSpeed Niota. I look young (24). I wear a white mtb helmet.

    I try to get over there around 5 or 6 depending on the work day. climb up + 2 loops + climb out = approx 1 hr.

    I went exploring in the area last week and found a "closed" single track. If you follow the fire road to the farm near the reservoir there is a single track that looks like it follows a fence line. Is it any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    Seems you missed my trail work report on the other thread, starting at post 53. With your new promotion, you must be working too hard to read much MTBR anymore?
    I hit the land cruiser boards before mtbr nowadays. Ouch. It showed in my performance going up Kennedy. I made it to the top, but not before everyone was coming down, and I walked a lot.

    I saw that trail work report, but they were supposed to do more work this last Saturday April 22, and you were supposed to go. I guess you didn't make it?

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    What's your chosen route for heading up Kennedy? Is it up Kennedy and back down Kennedy? to what point? I'm interested to see if I can do it. (I'm slow ;-)

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    We go up Kennedy to just over 4 miles.....catch our breath...and then go down.

    Come on along! Ya can't get lost, you can avoid all the PO (wide fireroad), and lots of us are slow (some are very fast too). Plus I heard rumors of tacos and beer afterwards

    Oh, and you can make fun of the SS'ers half way up the hill when they can't respond (or breathe for that matter)

    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    What's your chosen route for heading up Kennedy? Is it up Kennedy and back down Kennedy? to what point? I'm interested to see if I can do it. (I'm slow ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    I hit the land cruiser boards before mtbr nowadays. Ouch. It showed in my performance going up Kennedy. I made it to the top, but not before everyone was coming down, and I walked a lot.

    I saw that trail work report, but they were supposed to do more work this last Saturday April 22, and you were supposed to go. I guess you didn't make it?
    I must have got the same bug as smw. I was feeling rotten and very tired from Sunday's ride to even worse yesterday, but getting better quickly. So I couldn't keep you company up Kennedy. Next week.

    Yes I did make it for the April 22 Trail Work day, with pictures. Lots of info on that thread.
    Repeat: Start reading here at Post #53.
    Bonus Hint: You may need to minimize that Land Cruiser board window.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    I must have got the same bug as smw. I was feeling rotten and very tired from Sunday's ride to even worse yesterday, but getting better quickly. So I couldn't keep you company up Kennedy. Next week.

    Yes I did make it for the April 22 Trail Work day, with pictures. Lots of info on that thread.
    Repeat: Start reading here at Post #53.
    Bonus Hint: You may need to minimize that Land Cruiser board window.


    BL- You drank too many too quickly too? I drank to much of the bug.
    What can I say, it was all in celebration of my beloved Sharks playoff win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    What's your chosen route for heading up Kennedy? Is it up Kennedy and back down Kennedy? to what point? I'm interested to see if I can do it. (I'm slow ;-)
    You can't possibly be slower than me. You should come. It's good training - 1700' over 4 miles. The fast DH in the rocky rutted fire road is fun too.

    For sure I'll be calling your user name on the climb, especially on that pair of nasty little surprise killer climbs at the end of that long steep climb.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    BL- You drank too many too quickly too? I drank to much of the bug.
    What can I say, it was all in celebration of my beloved Sharks playoff win.
    Ah, different bug then. Mine has been going around at work.

    Your bug sounds like it has some fringe benefits that mine is missing.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    We go up Kennedy to just over 4 miles.....catch our breath...and then go down.

    Come on along! Ya can't get lost, you can avoid all the PO (wide fireroad), and lots of us are slow (some are very fast too). Plus I heard rumors of tacos and beer afterwards

    Oh, and you can make fun of the SS'ers half way up the hill when they can't respond (or breathe for that matter)
    What say you about alternating Kennedy with Mission Peak? Same climb apparently, and a nice change of scenery, and there is no radar (but there are some stairs and some fun single track).
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    What say you about alternating Kennedy with Mission Peak? Same climb apparently, and a nice change of scenery, and there is no radar (but there are some stairs and some fun single track).
    No Radar = Good .....but, Kennedy is local and keeps me outta traffic Mr. Zorg.

    Besides...ya seen one looong nasty hill ya seen them all

    On a side note - looks like there's only like 17 days until 24HOA - yay!!! And do ya guys gonna have a fire pit?? I can bring some wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    For sure I'll be calling your user name on the climb, especially on that pair of nasty little surprise killer climbs at the end of that long steep climb.
    Hehe, it's going to be my first time on Kennedy, so I'll check it out this weekend.

    BTW. how do you think I came up with the username? The other half of it is,
    "OhSchitt, what the F$%# was I thinking"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    No Radar = Good .....but, Kennedy is local and keeps me outta traffic Mr. Zorg.

    Besides...ya seen one looong nasty hill ya seen them all

    On a side note - looks like there's only like 17 days until 24HOA - yay!!! And do ya guys gonna have a fire pit?? I can bring some wood
    Don't tell me that driving 20mns to the east bay scares you, you little sissy!!

    Do you have endless stairs to go down and railroad ties to balance on at Kennedy?

    Fire pit: nobody mentioned anything. Then again, I'm not sure that mixing beers and a fire pit is such a great idea, but I'd be down with it. As the Germans say, man must gefährlich leben. BTW, for the record Velocipus will be doing the first lap for our team on his SS. Remember, you heard it here first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    Hehe, it's going to be my first time on Kennedy, so I'll check it out this weekend.

    BTW. how do you think I came up with the username? The other half of it is,
    "OhSchitt, what the F$%# was I thinking"
    Kennedy is a workout especially that last half mile That last hill before the road split is one I have not yet been able to conquer.

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    Man I need to go out and ride...I'm in such sorry shape...but one by one, my family has fallen ill to flu starting with my 1st daughter, 2nd, 3rd, wife, and now me, and on top of that we got "pinkeye" running around. Boy when it gets you down, it really gets you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    Don't tell me that driving 20mns to the east bay scares you, you little sissy!!

    Do you have endless stairs to go down and railroad ties to balance on at Kennedy?

    Fire pit: nobody mentioned anything. Then again, I'm not sure that mixing beers and a fire pit is such a great idea, but I'd be down with it. As the Germans say, man must gefährlich leben. BTW, for the record Velocipus will be doing the first lap for our team on his SS. Remember, you heard it here first.
    That is... if I don't have any rear brake issues before the race (bring back the winkey smiley dammit!)
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    I rode a couple perfect loops today at UC with Raymond aka 'el saltamontes'. He rode the Niner kermit bike. Yep, he's buying one!

    The highlight of the day though is he drove my mini pooper all the way up highway 9 to saratoga. Holy whiplash!

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    Rode backside of china camp (Dominican) despite only kinda knowing two trails and getting pretty lost. Ended up riding back on the road to the car....hopefully I wont be spent for the weekend rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    Nite Ride....

    Rode the 26" SS up the hill from my house, found some single track... got turned around by missing trail (big chunks of hill missing... damn rain) ended up by steam trains... ya know, along the Side... Oh! what a ride!
    I got lost
    got a burrito, went home. ate. drank. i'm merry.
    I haven't ridden along the Side Oh that place in a while. Pretty torn up, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Enquiring minds want to know...

    Shorts sleeves only please. Maybe even sleeveless. Today we will know just how long these days are now.

    If you're not riding today, we need to have a talk.

    I'll be at Los Gatos east side with the homies.

    photos please,
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    Rode up at Indigenous Peoples School yesterday. It was beautiful - 80 degrees, everything was green - lots of fresh cow poop and fledgling four legged steaks were everywhere.

    Practised my herding and "h'yah!" skills.

    Went home had a margarita and a filet mignon.

    Going back tonight - and if that herd of hefers pisses me off again, I'm having a porterhouse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    No Radar = Good .....but, Kennedy is local and keeps me outta traffic Mr. Zorg.

    Besides...ya seen one looong nasty hill ya seen them all

    On a side note - looks like there's only like 17 days until 24HOA - yay!!! And do ya guys gonna have a fire pit?? I can bring some wood
    I'm lending pimpbot the fire pit from last year. I know it's a sweet fire pit but you just keep your wood in yer pants mister!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    ...I know it's a sweet fire pit but you just keep your wood in yer pants mister!
    Huh?!?..that's what my wife says

    good looking kid BTW - congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I rode a couple perfect loops today at UC with Raymond aka 'el saltamontes'. He rode the Niner kermit bike. Yep, he's buying one!

    The highlight of the day though is he drove my mini pooper all the way up highway 9 to saratoga. Holy whiplash!

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    Dang near looks like ya caught some air there in the mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    Dang near looks like ya caught some air there in the mini.

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    Sean, did you recover from last night yet?

    Gotta say, the exhaust sounds pretty darn good for a little 4 banger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    Sean, did you recover from last night yet?

    Gotta say, the exhaust sounds pretty darn good for a little 4 banger.

    For cool videos of the Nurburgring, I found this.

    Yep, no recovery needed last nite. I watched the game from home. I only have tickets for one game in each round. Seemed even louder in the Arena last nite though. Good thing I wasnt there, the last five minutes of the game was pretty tense. Go Sharks 3 down and 1 to go.
    That video was great advertisement for me huh? I didnt realize it sounds sooo good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    Sean, did you recover from last night yet?

    Gotta say, the exhaust sounds pretty darn good for a little 4 banger.

    For cool videos of the Nurburgring, I found this.
    Nice vids!!

    Yep my little mini pooper only has 125 hp, with two bikes on top. Ray said it was more fun to drive than his 220 hp audi with 4-wheel drive.

    Bastard did a drift on my bike and my car!!! He'll be on the ride with us on Saturday.

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    Alrighty then...back on topic:

    Today a quick loop at Santa Teresa
    Tomorrow some good times at Planet Ord
    Sunday gonna help a buddy move a couch and give Wilder a shot

    All of this with my Wife's "OK" - wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Nice vids!!

    Yep my little mini pooper only has 125 hp, with two bikes on top. Ray said it was more fun to drive than his 220 hp audi with 4-wheel drive.

    Bastard did a drift on my bike and my car!!! He'll be on the ride with us on Saturday.

    francois

    While your here today, you can test drive an S model they have next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Nice vids!!

    Yep my little mini pooper only has 125 hp, with two bikes on top. Ray said it was more fun to drive than his 220 hp audi with 4-wheel drive.

    Bastard did a drift on my bike and my car!!! He'll be on the ride with us on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Alrighty then...back on topic:

    Today a quick loop at Santa Teresa
    Tomorrow some good times at Planet Ord
    Sunday gonna help a buddy move a couch and give Wilder a shot

    All of this with my Wife's "OK" - wow

    Yer just bragging. Wish I could ride that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smw
    Yer just bragging. Wish I could ride that much.

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    Well...I need all the practice I can get so I can keep up with ya on the trails ya dang HAMMER
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Huh?!?..that's what my wife says

    good looking kid BTW - congrats!
    thanks! That's a silly picture. better pictures are here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    thanks! That's a silly picture. better pictures are here
    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Alrighty then...back on topic:

    Today a quick loop at Santa Teresa
    CHUM, route recommendation for Santa Teresa. I'm planning to start ride at IBM/Harry entrance.

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    what time is the mutha teresa ride today? (no disrepect intended)

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    I'm just gonna do Stiles back & forth (real quicky...got a date with the wife tonite). Unless I get out of work early I'll do my regular loop:

    Stiles to Left on Mine
    Mine to...aw heck..here's a picture

    Hope this helps


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    CHUM, route recommendation for Santa Teresa. I'm planning to start ride at IBM/Harry entrance.
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    Hey!! Where were ya for your Kennedy climb?!? Jeesh...ya start a brutal training thing and don't show - OMG (kidding dude)

    Whenever I can get outta here today...It may end up being a pretty short lap (date with the wife). If I get out at a reasonable hour I'll just do the Stiles to Coyote Peak to Rocky Ridge back across Stiles and out I go (on the SS of course )

    Ya want me to give you a hollar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    I'm just gonna do Stiles back & forth (real quicky...got a date with the wife tonite). Unless I get out of work early I'll do my regular loop:

    Stiles to Left on Mine
    Mine to...aw heck..here's a picture

    Hope this helps
    Thanks for the route. We will give it a go tomorrow morning.

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    Sure CHUM, give me a hollar. No big if we don't ride today. Keep the peace with the boss is better.

    I told you guys last week i'd be out of town, or maybe you guys listen to me as much as my coworkers do...
    I was jones'n for the climb man, believe me.

    Stop taunting me about the MTB SS since i don't have one. You guys are amazing for climbing Kennedy on SS.

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    Friday Ride!

    I am the babysitter. My wife is the rider. My daughter is the boss.

    This is Fremont Older at lunchtime. My wife climbs like a macheen! She descends like a wuss. That's the problem with spin class.

    Enjoy the pics. I'm teaching mydaughter about poision oak and grass allergies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sungchang
    Thanks for the route. We will give it a go tomorrow morning.
    No Problem - It's a pretty quick lap...around 9 miles I think. The only boogery part of it is climbing Coyote Peak. It's about a 1 mile hill that gets a little steepy in sections, but totally worth it for the Rocky Ridge descent...Heck, climbing Rocky Ridge and riding back down it is fun too
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    No Problem - It's a pretty quick lap...around 9 miles I think. The only boogery part of it is climbing Coyote Peak. It's about a 1 mile hill that gets a little steepy in sections, but totally worth it for the Rocky Ridge descent...Heck, climbing Rocky Ridge and riding back down it is fun too
    I thought Stile climb was the killer part, not that climb to Coyote Peak isn't tough I used to bypass Stile and head straight in to climb to Coyote Peak and down Rocky Ridge. We will definitely use your route recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sungchang
    Thanks for the route. We will give it a go tomorrow morning.
    Got your email but couldn't respond right away.

    See this thread on recommended Santa Teresa routes. Turns out that Fast Eddy, jorgemonkey, and I all have the same favorite route. Except I come in by way of Harry Rd instead of Bernal, on the other end of the figure 8 loop from them.

    This loop we do is very similar to what Chum suggests, except we go the other way down Stile Ranch instead of up since it was so rocky and technical and steep, with tight switchbacks. But with the trail sanitization on Stile Ranch, it's now not so bad to go up. In any case, that's why our loop is a figure 8 instead of a long open loop, because Stile Ranch is reversed.

    Favorite of Fast Eddy, jorgemoney, and me:
    Coming from Harry on Chum's map (post 78), starting from the bottom at San Vincente, go up Fortini Trail, then up Mine Rd to and through the Pueblo parking lot. Then up Hidden Spring to Coyote Peak. Take a view of silicon valley on the benches there. Then down the long fun Rocky Ridge technical single track. At the bottom of Rocky Ridge, we take a U-turn to the left back back down on Mine toward Fortini Tr, but this time turn right to continue up Mine (at Chum's purple end mark) toward Stile Ranch, which we go down. The whole route may take 1.5 hours, more or less depending on speed or tourism desired.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    Yes I did make it for the April 22 Trail Work day, with pictures. Lots of info on that thread.
    Repeat: Start reading here at Post #53.
    Maybe I've been on the tlc boards too much lately, but I don't see any posts in that thread after Feb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    Got your email but couldn't respond right away.

    See this thread on recommended Santa Teresa routes. Turns out that Fast Eddy, jorgemonkey, and I all have the same favorite route. Except I come in by way of Harry Rd instead of Bernal, on the other end of the figure 8 loop from them.

    This loop we do is very similar to what Chum suggests, except we go the other way down Stile Ranch instead of up since it was so rocky and technical and steep, with tight switchbacks. But with the trail sanitization on Stile Ranch, it's now not so bad to go up. In any case, that's why our loop is a figure 8 instead of a long open loop, because Stile Ranch is reversed.

    Favorite of Fast Eddy, jorgemoney, and me:
    Coming from Harry on Chum's map (post 78), starting from the bottom at San Vincente, go up Fortini Trail, then up Mine Rd to and through the Pueblo parking lot. Then up Hidden Spring to Coyote Peak. Take a view of silicon valley on the benches there. Then down the long fun Rocky Ridge technical single track. At the bottom of Rocky Ridge, we take a U-turn to the left back back down on Mine toward Fortini Tr, but this time turn right to continue up Mine (at Chum's purple end mark) toward Stile Ranch, which we go down. The whole route may take 1.5 hours, more or less depending on speed or tourism desired.
    Thanks Larry for that info. I will see what other guys want to do, but I think I like the figure 8 loop better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    Maybe I've been on the tlc boards too much lately, but I don't see any posts in that thread after Feb.
    Perhaps it's due to thread Display mode (set at bottom of thread) that are different for us? I always use linear as it's time ordered and easier to find things.

    In linear thread mode, my trail work posts start at #53 here.
    In threaded mode, my trail work posts start at #18 here.

    There's a few posts in sequence. The horrific rock bashing pictures are on post 56 in linear mode, here.

    Let me know what you figure out. Do you see any posts after Feb in linear mode? What's the last post number you see (going to page 2, of course)?
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    Where I've been riding...

    Hmmmmm...let's see.

    Yesterday morning - Ord
    This afternoon - Ord
    Tomorrow morning - Ord

    While there isn't much variety in the location, there was a bit of variety in the rides, and tomorrow will start at Creekside Terrace. Now can I help it if I live 3 miles from the Gigling Rd. trailhead? It just means that if I'm short on time, I can squeeze a good ride into a two hour block and don't have to mess with a car or anything.

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    Today: Road ride from Daly City to Woodside to climb Old La Honda Rd for the first time. What a beautiful place. The weather was fantastic as well. I've been riding with arm warmers/longsleeve jerseys all winter long that my pasty arms got sunburned today!

    56 miles, 4400ft of climbing. And the nasty headwind on the way back almost killed me! Needless to say, I'm pooped!

    Tomorrow: Either China Camp or Annadel with the boyfriend and another friend. Haven't decided yet. The trails are looking great either way.
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    OK - just got back. The GREEN line is really MUCKY UCKY UNRIDEABLE COW POO LADEN MUD (blech!) It's uphill going North West (unrideable)...going the other way you could probably kinda surf it???

    have a good ride


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    I thought Stile climb was the killer part, not that climb to Coyote Peak isn't tough I used to bypass Stile and head straight in to climb to Coyote Peak and down Rocky Ridge. We will definitely use your route recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    OK - just got back. The GREEN line is really MUCKY UCKY UNRIDEABLE COW POO LADEN MUD (blech!) It's uphill going North West (unrideable)...going the other way you could probably kinda surf it???

    have a good ride
    Another reason to instead take the figure 8 loop suggested by others, which nicely bypasses that section, and goes DOWN Stile Ranch.

    Glad to know about that mud. I normally include that green section, but in the other downhill direction, on my shorter morning loop, which I've not been doing since the rainy season just for that reason - to let that Santa Teresa mud dry out.
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    yeah ibm lot. Big Larry's recommended route. Although I cut it short due to time and snapping too many photos. I think part of Mine trail is a mud bog going up hill.

    The first picture I think is a bypass that I found. It's all single track. It started at Fortini near the creek. And I thnk it dumped me out on Stile near where Mine and Stile meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    Another reason to instead take the figure 8 loop suggested by others, which nicely bypasses that section, and goes DOWN Stile Ranch....
    but UP is so much more fun...especially peaking your max HR, seeing black spots and entering tunnel vision - ummm,umm,umm. Good Times
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    I think the figure 8 loop sounds pretty good for now. CHUM and BL thanks for all the info.

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    Since CHUM wasn't kind enough to call me to ride at mutha teresa with him, Jeff and I had to take a nice stroll up Kennedy.
    Had to poorman(pretend like your shifter no workie) SS up the hill(34x18). that was interesting. Not as bad as I thought. Watch I can't walk tomorrow...
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    My bad Rensho Not enough time...had to flip home & straight to the trail and got back in JUST enough time for the wife not to clobber me

    I'll buy ya a beer next Wed

    Now off to Planet Ord to show a couple of my 24HOA teammates the course...and other places in that big sandy PO infested park (yay!)

    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Since CHUM wasn't kind enough to call me to ride at mutha teresa with him, Jeff and I had to take a nice stroll up Kennedy.
    Had to poorman(pretend like your shifter no workie) SS up the hill(34x18). that was interesting. Not as bad as I thought. Watch I can't walk tomorrow...
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    Skeggs today. I'll be at gate CM02 at 3:30-3:45. Will probably ride everything that's open 15-20 miles, lots of climbing, lots of fun. Join us if you'd like. I drive a green subie and ride a white 575.

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    Rode to Coyote Hills on the SS, went up and down a hill. Hooked up with Obione and his wife. Rode back home. That was a nice quick morning spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    My bad Rensho Not enough time...had to flip home & straight to the trail and got back in JUST enough time for the wife not to clobber me

    I'll buy ya a beer next Wed

    You know i'm just bustin your chops. Glad you got a ride in and still manage to keep peace with the wifey.

    Till Wed, if we don't ride sooner.

    Rensho(still don't gots no SS)

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    Just curious, how long does it take the group to get up Kennedy?

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    50-65minutes for the group. I think we have 1 person at 75 minutes, and he/she typically starts 5-10min early.

    Some of the really fast folks get up top in 41min, but they are going for time. The core group is there to ride together, get some climbing in midweek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSchitt
    Just curious, how long does it take the group to get up Kennedy?

    Faster rider are just over 40 minutes and the slower close to an hour.
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    I'm still savoring the left over taste of dirt from yesterdays big ride. I have to work all freakin day and late tonight. Damn Taco Bell schedule! Same thang tomorrow but Wednesday is a go! Man! Its real MTB season again! Put away those pu$$ie a$$ road bikes already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    OK - just got back. The GREEN line is really MUCKY UCKY UNRIDEABLE COW POO LADEN MUD (blech!) It's uphill going North West (unrideable)...going the other way you could probably kinda surf it???

    have a good ride
    YEEUCH. ..... Mud made of SEWAGE and WET CLAY and deep!!!

    OK, Chum, you warned me about the stuff on one side of the hill in the green. No, you can't ride it going down either.

    But you failed to warn me about the worse stuff other side of the hill that I marked in yellow on your map. I thought I could make it by peddling hard through the gunk. Almost made it, until my front wheel got suddenly swallowed by a deep muddy stinky sink hole. I was pitched forward in a rare endo on my Heckler

    I don't carry much on my morning rides, so no picture of the muck. You need to use your imagination.

    NOW IMAGINE:
    * My front wheel buried in the mud
    * My bar ends also buried in the mud
    * My bike sticking it's tail up in the air
    * My front face buried in the stinky mud
    * My palms buried in the mud
    * My tail sticking up in the air

    THEN I IMAGINED:
    * That bending and putting my feet down would help pull my head out of the mud
    * My leg wouldn't sink way down to above my knee in the stinky muck.
    * Perhaps that guy sucked into a hole of mud that opened under his living room was merely the first to be swallowed by the earth this month.
    * The stink was only mud, really
    * Nobody would ever know.
    * How could I get Chum back for not warning me about this one?

    1. Here's a picture of me and the bike afterward. (I finally washed my bike today) Note the mud track up above the knee. My leg was that deep in stinky goo.

    2. Sink Hole location is marked in Yellow. And before the ride my socks were.....Yellow (really!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLarry
    ....OK, Chum, you warned me about the stuff on one side of the hill in the green. No, you can't ride it going down either.

    But you failed to warn me about the worse stuff other side of the hill that I marked in yellow on your map..
    D'oh!!! My Bad Forgot about that one (wink, wink..nudge, nudge ) Now I gotta watch my back for a Big Larry....aw crud, he's smart too...this is gonna hurt
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